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OCEARCH Completes 40th Ocean Research Expedition

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On Cool Science Radio, Lynn and John speak with Chris Fischer, Founder and Chairman of OCEARCH.

 

OCEARCH, has just returned from its 40th ocean research expedition off the coast of the Carolinas.

 

Ocearch has collaborated with 42 scientists from 28 research institutions, and collected data for 23 science projects about sharks.

 

John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.